Billy Marcus Hart

Born in Los Angeles, CA on May 10, 1952

Departed on February 16, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Billy Marcus Hart, age 66, of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at his residence. He was born on May 10, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA to Dorothy Buchanan Hart and the late Billy Wayne Hart.
Billy loved his family, especially his grandkids. He enjoyed being active and finding home improvement jobs. He worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation where he was a planner for 38 years before his retirement. He also made the map of Tennessee. He was married to the love of his life, Shirley King Hart, for 42 years and together they have two children. He was truly an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be truly missed.
Billy is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Stephanie and husband, William Fitzpatrick III; and daughter, Michelle and husband William Ulmer; two grandchildren, William Fitzpatrick IV and Jaida Fitzpatrick; mother, Dorothy Hart; and one sister, Brenda Ayers.
A life celebration will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 12-2pm prior to the service. Burial will be in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Funeral Home, and Cremation Center are in charge of arrangements. 353 East Main Street, Hendersonville TN 37075.

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24 Comments to Billy Marcus Hart

  1. Nermine Nashed
    February 17, 2019 4:47 pm

    Ms. Shirley & Family –

    I am so sorry for your loss :'(
    This was unexpected and so hard to believe, but it is God’s will. He is in a better place.
    May God repose Bill’s soul in the paradise of joy and may HE grant consolation to you and all the family.
    You are all in my prayers.

    My Condolences.

  2. Nathan Vatter
    February 17, 2019 5:43 pm

    Bill was a friend and a great guy and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to get to know him through working at TDOT. We also enjoyed several fishing trips together on Big Sandy, these trips were special and always included lots of laughs, stories and slab crappie. My prayers are with Bill’s family and friends in this time of grief, we lost a good friend.

  3. Luanne Grandinetti
    February 17, 2019 6:10 pm

    So sorry. I loved seeing Bill’s happy countenance at work. May God be with you and your family in the dats to come.

  4. Tom Every
    February 17, 2019 7:02 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Bill was always so fun to be around and had the greatest sense of humor. Always a laugh and a fun 18 holes with Bill. We will miss him, but will not forget him!

  5. Shirley
    February 17, 2019 7:15 pm

    I’m so terribly sorry for the loss of such a kind man.
    Prayers to his family!

  6. Jon Storey
    February 17, 2019 9:18 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear this news. I had the pleasure of working with Bill off and on for around 15 years. He had a great sense of humor and a gift of summarizing his thoughts in plain-spoken language. I had many good laughs with Bill and will miss him. He was so kind to invite me up to his fishing cabin. That would have been good enough, but he also insisted on making sure I caught my share and he cleaned all the catch. A good guy gone too soon.

  7. Jane Weaver
    February 18, 2019 7:23 am

    Dear Shirley,
    Barbara told me of your loss, and I am so very sorry to hear about it. My heart goes out to you and your family.
    With sincere condolences,

  8. Kathy Matis
    February 18, 2019 9:29 am

    Dear Shirley,
    I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God’s presence and love surround you.


  9. Annette Moore
    February 18, 2019 11:32 am

    I’m at a loss for words. I can’t even imagine what you are experiencing at this time. Although I have no words, I am sending you and your family prayers for God to bring you what you need during this time.



  10. Brett Bidus
    February 18, 2019 1:10 pm


    Sending my deepest sympathies and prayers to you and your family. Wish you much comfort from loved ones and reflection on fond memories during this difficult time.



  11. Timothy Huber
    February 18, 2019 3:10 pm

    Shirley, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.


  12. Jim Waters
    February 18, 2019 4:32 pm

    So sad to hear the news regarding Bill’s passing. I so enjoyed working with him over the years and his passion to serve. Over the last few years before he retired, I was given the opportunity to be Bill’s supervisor. He was a pleasure to work with and was always looking to do what was right. He was always willing to help those staff members that needed some guidance or direction. My prayers your way as I know you will truly miss him. May God bless you through this difficult time.

  13. Kurt Raschi
    February 18, 2019 5:10 pm

    Shirley, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Deepest sympathies from Catherine and me.

  14. Holly Kirkland Reynolds
    February 18, 2019 10:29 pm

    Dearest Hart Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s sudden passing. Sending love from the California cousins. 💔

  15. Debbi Howard
    February 19, 2019 6:50 am

    Still hard to believe😔 . Before Bill retired he was my manager at TDOT. One of the BEST managers I’ve ever had. He often spoke highly of his wife, how smart and successful she was, renovating his home to make room for his mom/mother in law, his golf excursions and week long fishing trips with his besties Steve, Tony, Brandon & others at his lake house. We’d talk for hours about other multiple streams of making income like real estate investing and he always gave the BEST stock tips! He was the BEST! Very personable, helpful and one of the funniest guys you’d ever want to meet. He’s gonna be missed terribly 😔

  16. Gena Gilliam
    February 19, 2019 8:04 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was my first manager at TDOT and I learned so much from him. We shared stories of our childhoods in Los Angeles. Bill was full of great stories and he will be missed greatly. Your family will be in my prayers.

  17. Janelle James
    February 19, 2019 10:19 am

    Shirley – I’m so sorry and saddened to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Sharon Hart Strickland
    February 19, 2019 10:34 am

    RIP Cousin Billy. We were childhood playmates at Grandma Hart’s house many years ago. You knew me as Sue back then, your Uncle Earl’s youngest. I’m sorry we didn’t reconnect in adulthood. Prayers for Aunt Jean, Brenda and Bill’s entire family. ❤

  19. Daniel Underwood
    February 19, 2019 10:54 am

    My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Edward P. Wasserman
    February 19, 2019 11:05 am

    I would like to offer my condolences on Bill’s sudden passing. As the former Director of the Division of Structures, I worked with Bill on many planning issues and his expertise and cheerfully give advise was a constant that was appreciated.

  21. Marcie Nelson
    February 19, 2019 1:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Bill was one of my co-workers. I had the pleasure of knowing Bill for a long time. He will be missed. Praying for the family.

  22. Connie Gilliam
    February 20, 2019 4:08 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He always had a smile on his face at work. I also worked for the Department of Transportation for 42 years. It truly saddens me to see all of the department’s employees who gave their lives in servicing the citizens of this great State to pass on. Prayers go out to his wife and family.
    Connie Gilliam

  23. Alan and Sue Durham
    February 21, 2019 9:25 am

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. May the wonderful memories you have help through days ahead. Sincerely,

  24. Stephanie Vincent
    February 21, 2019 9:42 am

    Bill was so much fun, always with a smile or ready laugh when I worked with him at TDOT. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope your memories bring comfort.

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